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SittingPretty12
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Hi,

I'm wondering what are common causes of menstrual irregularities on the pill?

I've been on and off the pill for 10 years, and have just recently been having big menstrual changes. What used to be heavy, crampy periods are now just a bit of blood with no cramps. I used to start on the 1st day of my placebo pills, now I don't even start until the last day.

What could be the problem? I have an appt to see my doctor on 3/31, but I'm so confused. I haven't been doing anything differently.

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I would not personally assume there is a problem.

Through a lifetime, with or without the pill, menstrual cycles will not tend to always be the same, but shift some. That is not unusual or a cause for concern. It is also most common, over time, for periods to get less crampy and get a little lighter.

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Ok. Thanks! That's good to hear. I'm 24, so not in my teens anymore. I always thought teens had irregular periods.

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During the first few years of a period, that is certainly what is most common, but that is also for teens not using a method like the pill.

But for sure, during the whole of your reproductive lifetime, you will see some changes, and not just around the years periods are first starting or, way later down the road, with menopause.

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